Action Committee - The AAC is an ad-hoc group of individuals
committed to highly visible and effective public education for
alternatives to the death penalty through nonviolent direct action.
Coalition Against Death Penalty - Australian Coalition Against
Death Penalty is a non-profit organization, established in
Melbourne, Australia, working for abolition of the death penalty
worldwide by campaigning against government violations of
international human rights laws and standards including the ultimate
violation of the most fundamental universal human right- the right
Bible's Teaching on Capital Punishment - Created by Logos
Christian Resources, online ministry with citations from Old and
New Testament advocating Capital Punishment.
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
A national grassroots abolitionist organization
that works with prisoners, family members and organizers. CEDP publishes
a newsletter called The New Abolitionist (free to prisoners).
Canadian Coalition Against
the Death Penalty - CCAPD is s not for profit organization
dedicated to abolishing the death penalty. Site includes inmates
currently on death row, executed prisoners, prison pen pals,
upcoming execution dates, and those who have been exonerated, re
sentenced, and released.
Catholics Against Capital Punishment - CACP strives to insure
that members of the clergy and laypeople -- both Catholic and
non-Catholic -- are aware of, and understand the seriousness of,
Church teachings on capital punishment. It seeks to instill in
elected officials the courage to resist the temptation to support
the death penalty as a politically-expedient way of promoting
themselves as "tough on crime."
Chicago Innocence Project
The Chicago Innocence Project investigates cases in
which prisoners may have been convicted of crimes they did not commit,
with priority to murder cases that resulted in sentences of death or
life without parole. CIP involves college students, community residents,
private investigators and journalists in the reporting process. Does not
represent clients in criminal cases, but after our investigation is
completed, outside counsel may bring new evidence of innocence to court.
The fundamental goal is to expose and remedy wrongdoing by the criminal
Justice Legal Foundation - A California-based nonprofit public
interest law organization dedicated to restoring a balance between
the rights of crime victims and the criminally accused. Site
includes summaries of recent cases of interest in California, U.S.
Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court, with index of amicus
curiae briefs filed by CJLF.
Death Penalty Focus
Dedicated to abolishing capital punishment through
grassroots organizing, media outreach, nationwide coalition building,
and education of political and civic leaders and the public about the
death penalty and its alternatives. Does not offer any legal services or
become involved in individual legal cases.
Death Penalty Information Center
DPIC focuses on disseminating studies and reports
related to the death penalty to the news media and general public
covering subjects such as race, innocence, politicization, costs of the
death penalty, and more. Most of their publications are freely
downloadable from their website, or available for a small fee in printed
format. Request a copy of their Resource Order Form, and also a
current list of their publications concerning individual state death
A grassroots anti-death penalty advocacy
organization inspired by San Quentin, Ca death row inmates, their
families, friends, and others interested in achieving social change
through education of facts and issues regarding the death penalty.
Death Row Support Project
Offers pen-pal services to death row inmates only.
Can connect Spanish-speaking pen-pals on a limited basis.
Founded by Death Row prisoners, the DRIVE movement
seeks to unite the Death Row community to push forward and initiate
change in the conditions. Through A group of passionate prisoner
activist who have put aside all barriers of ethnicity, creed, color and
beliefs, to focus on the injustices forced upon us by this system.
Resists by means of inner-resistance, outer-petition drives, direct
actions, and hunger strikes.
Fight the Death Penalty in the US
- This website is dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in
The Habeas Corpus Resource
Center - HCRC, located in San Francisco, provides counsel to
represent indigent men and women under sentence of death in
California. The HCRC's mission is to provide timely, high-quality
legal representation for indigent petitioners in death penalty
habeas corpus proceedings before the Supreme Court of California and
the federal courts.
Illinoisdeathpenalty.com - A resource for voters, legislators,
students, and others interested in the Illinois experience with
capital punishment. Site includes articles, tools, and downloads.
International Justice Project - The International Justice
Project works towards the development, coordination and increased
employment of international law and human rights standards as they
pertain to capital punishment.
KCADP - The Kentucky Coalition
to Abolish the Death Penalty.
- Not-for-profit, nonpolitical organization dedicated to obtaining a
moratorium on the death penalty internationally.
Murder Victims for Family
Reconciliation - Our mission is to abolish the death penalty by
organizing murder victims' families and families of the executed to
become an effective voice opposing the death penalty. We also
educate the victims' community and the larger public about the
issues surrounding the death penalty and activate communities to
work for abolition of the death penalty.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Publishes "Lifelines", a quarterly newspaper about
what's going on in the struggle for death penalty abolition. Does not
offer legal resources.
Ohio's Death Row
- Resources related to Ohio's Death Row. Includes information about
the history of, procedures used, current and past inmates, etc.
Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish
the Death Penalty - OCADP was founded in 1987. It consists of
organizations, individuals, human rights groups, and faith-based
organizations. These organizations understand the death penalty to
be part of the cycle of violence, and are working toward its
abolition. Our members are people from all walks of life and many
religious and secular traditions. We work together towards the
abolition of the death penalty in Oklahoma through non-violent
means. OCADP sponsors ongoing educational campaigns, research, and
demonstrations against the death penalty.
The Other Death Penalty Project
A national, grassroots, organizing campaign founded
and managed by life without the possibility of parole prisoners with the
goal of ending the other death penalty. Through peaceful, nonviolent
activism, the Project hopes to join in the death penalty abolition
movement to end ALL forms of the death penalty, including death by
Pro-Death Penalty.com -
A site developed as a resource for those searching the internet for
pro-death penalty information and resources. Capital punishment is a
topic that brings up deep emotional reactions for those on both
sides of the issue and conflict for those who are undecided how they
feel. We have developed a database of the victims of death row
inmates. Most similar databases list the inmate, with very little,
if any, information about their victims. Our database is indexed by
the name of the victim. Currently, it contains over 1800 names of
victims. There are over 3500 inmates currently on death row, and
many have multiple victims so the database will eventually contain
about five times as many names as it currently has.
Tolerance: Death Penalty - Site dealing with the execution of
criminals found guilty of having committed serious crimes. This used
to be a universal practice. Most democracies in the world have
abandoned the death penalty. The U.S. and Japan and South Korea are
the only exceptions. No matter what your beliefs are, you will
certainly see material with which you strongly disagree.
Southern Center for Human Rights
The Southern Center for Human Rights provides legal
representation to people facing the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama
only, and also publishes a Parolee Handbook, which serves as a guide the
parole consideration process for people in Georgia's prisons. SCHR also
publishes The Georgia Advocacy Handbook, a 46 page manual which helps
explain the hierarchy in the GDC and how to maneuver within in it.
Through this handbook families and friends of people incarcerated in
Georgia will learn how to become advocates and implement appropriate and
effective steps to resolve problems inside Georgia prisons.
Stop Capital Punishment NOW -
Stop Capital Punishment Now! is an Internet based initiative
attempting to achieve total abolition of the death penalty in all
countries of the world and particularly in the United States of
America. We believe that the taking of a human life is morally and
ethically wrong. We believe that the premeditated killing by the
state of its own citizens is barbaric and reprehensible.
TCASK - The Tennessee Coalition
to Abolish State Killing has 4,000 members and six chapters across
the state in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga,
Jackson, Rutherford County, and a chapter at Middle Tennessee State
University. TCASK public activities include rallies and vigils,
educational forums, speakers’ bureaus, lobbying work, letter
writing campaigns, and fundraising events. In 2006, TCASK hosted
its first Justice Day on the Hill, bringing together over 60
Tennesseans from across the state to lobby their legislators
about the death penalty.
Texas Campaign to Abolish the Death
Penalty - The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
(TCADP) is a grassroots Texas organization comprised of
individuals and groups who work to end the death penalty in all
cases, everywhere. We are an inclusive organization composed of
human rights activists; death row prisoners and their families;
crime victims and their families; persons working within the
criminal justice system; persons opposed to capital punishment on
religious and moral grounds; and other concerned citizens
opposed to capital punishment.
Texas Defender Service - TDS
is a private, non-profit law firm recognized under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code. Founded in 1995, TDS's mission is to
help improve the quality of representation afforded to indigent
Texans charged with a capital crime or under sentence of death. The
firm's activities include: Directly representing death row inmates
at all levels of the appellate process, concentrating primarily on
representation in state and federal habeas corpus appeals.
Texas Moratorium Network
- Texas Moratorium Network (TMN) is a grassroots, non-profit
organization with the primary goal of mobilizing statewide support
for a moratorium on executions in Texas. It has about 10,000
members, about 85 percent of whom are in Texas with the rest in
other U.S. states and in other countries. To accomplish its goal,
TMN is engaged in various educational and outreach projects and
works closely with other groups devoted to human rights and criminal
justice reform, including other non-profit organizations, churches
and synagogues, civic organizations and student groups.
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - WCADP seeks
to abolish the death penalty. We work to educate the public,
advocate through activities in the community, and inform political
leaders. WCADP fulfills its mission by: Providing newsletters, other
written resources, and an active Speaker's Bureau; Coordinating
anti-death penalty activities across the State of Washington;
Working with the media; Educating the Legislature; and Supporting
Washington State death row prisoners.
Lowe's Pro-Death Penalty Homepage - Po-death penalty essay
addressing arguments re: deterrence, cost, racism, DP vs LWOP,
morality, Christianity, constitutionality, and risk of wrongful